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: terrell, thank you. the man president obama wants as the central intelligence agency had his confirmation hearing today. john brennan's testimony was bankrupt several times by protesters who object to u.s. drone strikes overseas. brennan was the architect of that program. among those killed by the strikes was an american citizen who was a member of al qaeda in yemen. bob orr followed the hearing today. >> reporter: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat.ep >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. oregon senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill
ginnis in washington, thank you. >>> well the white house says president obama will travel to israel this spring. it will be from obama's first trip to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. his proposal to deal with the so-called sequester includes a revenue increase. it's getting a frosty welcome by congressional republicans though. danielle nottingham has that story. >> reporter: president obama is calls for massive across-the-board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy is headed in the right direction and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal th
of celebrations coming your way. good to see you. thanks. >> president obama takes the stage in the midwest today. the president is making his first pitch for gun control outside of the nation's capital. bill plante is at the white house. bill good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is headed for the west because minnesota law enforcement officials have been strong advocates for gun control this as the administration tries to keep up the pressure for action. even during the most apolitical event the year -- >> the ravens are world champions. >> reporter: there's no escaping the gun control debate. in this super bowl ad put out by a coalition of mayors led by new york city's michael bloomberg, children urged lawmakers to pass universal background checks a major piece of the president's strategy. the white house released this photo over the weekend of the president skeet shooting at camp david. to back up his statement that he's familiar with firearms. asked what he made of the photo, the ceo of the national rifle association was dismissive. >> well it's like during
ginnis in washington, thank you. >>> well, the senate armed services committee has postponed a vote on chuck hagel, president obama's choice to replace panetta as defense secretary. the committee wants more information about hagel's finances. >>> and news that the postal service is cutting back mail delivery to five days a week is not sitting well in rural areas of the country or with letter kwar carriers but the postmaster general says it's a choice the service had to make. oopz danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: no more mail on saturdays. to save money, the u.s. postal service is ending saturday first-class mail delivery beginning in august. many customers saw this day coming. >> i think it's probably long overdue because they've been having so many budget issues. >> i also have been doing everything online for a really long time, so i don't think it's necessarily going to impact my world. >> reporter: over the past six years the postal service lost $41 billion despite laying off 35% of its work force. >> it would be irresponsible for the postal service not to
and move quick. >> john miller. thanks so much. >>> the debate over obama administration's use of unmanned drone craft striking americans was front and center this week on capitol hill. senators grilled cia director nominee john brennan about the program. but what's the view on the ground? cristhristopher smith a an adjunct professor and recently from a fact-fining mission in yemen. good morning, christopher. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> what's the attitude about these strikes? is there a revulsion about them? a political problem? how do they feel? >> there's a major political problem, and the political problem is generalized political anger and resentment. it's not the droens in particular. it's the fact that the united states and saudi arabia have intervened in yemen. and the if you look at the the arab spring, they see that as foreign countries interfering with their ability to make their own decisions about their country's future. >> to what tee degreedegree is it becoming a recruitment tool for al qaeda? >> we presume that the drone strikes
and rihanna paying tribute to bob marley. back to you. >> theresa garcia in los angeles. thanks. >>> coming up on the "morning news," confirmation site. a republican senator threatens to delay a vote on two of president obama's appointees in order to get answers about the terror attack in benghazi. >>> and later compact cars go high tech. we'll show you why microcars are becoming a big hit in japan. add a pop of color to your everyday look. new almay intense i-color bold nudes. a neutral palette with a pop of color that makes my green eyes stand out. and there's one for every eye color. [ female announcer ] ready to mix things up with lean cuisine? try our entrees, snacks and new salads. wild salmon with basil, garlic chicken spring rolls and now salads, like asian-style chicken. enjoy 100 delicious varieties under 400 calories. lean cuisine. >> every year we pick a new city to explore. >> but, thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip, because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. >> so we hit boston in th
to "cbs this morning" at 7:00. reporting live in pittsburg, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> thank you. some breaking news now out of washington, d.c. an administration official says president obama has picked rei president sally jewell as the new secretary of interior. prior to joining rei, she spent 19 years in a commercial banking industry. if confirmed she would replace outgoing interior secretary ken salazar. >>> murder in wine country. three bodies found inside a home and this morning the search now on for their killer. it's a developing story from a home on ross station road outside the town of forrestville up in sonoma county. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec has the latest. >> reporter: investigators have been doing a lot more interviews overnight. they say that they are confident they will be able to catch the murderer soon. in the meantime, this person is still on the loose because they say this was not a murder- suicide. three men were found shot to death inside a bedroom in one of the houses on the back end of this property in forrestville. one o
's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> some breaking news now out of washington, d.c. an administration official says president obama has picked rei president sally jewel as the new secretary of the interior. prior to joining rei, jewel spent 19 years in the commercial banking industry. if confirmed, she would replace outgoing interior secretary ken salazar. >>> 5:34. the san jose police officer's association has begun some new contract talks with city officials now. the poa says this year it wants officers' salaries restored to levels before the recent 10% paycuts. the union is also calling for 3% raises in each of the next two years. just about all city workers have had recent pay and pension reductions and as a result scores of officers have either retired or left the police department for other cities. >>> an east bay city is changing the way it starts its council meetings. it will no longer be automatic that people recite the pledge of allegiance to open city council meetings in the city of el cerrito. the council last night
of defense. is he retiring and moving back to california. president obama will be delivering farewell remarks to panetta at a ceremony this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. pacific. norah and anthony? >> nancy cordes thank you. >>> time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says iran's supreme leader rejected talks with the united states saying "the iranian nation will not negotiate under pressure." the united states that's important because the ayatollah khamenei decides the actions of iran." >>> "san francisco chronicle" is requiring all guns to be registered with the state. >>> none of the soldiers were killed in the combat zone and return home to california. >>> the "wall street journal" is investigating all three major credit ratings firms, they are all being asked to hand over information about how they rated mortgage bonds ahead of the 2008 financial meltdown. >>> and the update everyone's been waiting for, the "new orleans times-picayune" says sunday's blackout was caused by faulty relay equipment, ironically put in p
has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birthday is tomorrow. back to you. >> great. thank you very much, teresa garcia in midland city, alabama. >>> four members of the house, two republicans and two democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara mergener reports, the president is asking for the public's help to get congress to take action. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road. sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department, pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he's also trying to reach minnesota gun owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who's listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to b
ones it sounds like. >> thank yous so much michelle, live for us in new orleans. >>> back here at home, 6:21, president obama takes a stand in an interview with scott pelley. his message to the boy scouts about their controversial ban on gay members when we come back. [ female announcer ] the best thing about this bar it's not a candy bar. 130 calories 7 grams of protein the new fiber one caramel nut protein bar. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant ♪ this is speeding. this is in a rush. this is fast food. this is accelerating. and this is happening too fast. this is the express lane. getting a ticket. and this is the fast track. this is the fastest in-home wi-fi for all rooms, all devices, all the time. this is xfinity internet. call or click to get started today. xfinity. the future of awesome. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. s
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